Second edition for the Indian Chieftain Elite. Recently, the iconic American manufacturer has taken on the luxury fever. History of competing against Milwaukee on CVO ground ?
Either way, this upscale take on the bagger drives up the bill and the taste of opulence.
It is necessary from the outset. Very crimson last season, it now seems carved out of white marble. Besides its stature faithful to America, the Chieftain Elite impresses with the important paint job carried out. A desire to make the bike unique, because all the stages are done by hand – 25 hours of work just for the decoration. A strong impression of quality emerges from the whole, while leaving the care to highlight the enormous engine. The style and the mechanics explode in the eyes, complementary and detached at the same time. The fans will appreciate without restraint, and will judge with sympathy or scandal the impertinence of the nose gear.
Like the new generation of bow on some models, this Chieftain abandons its typical front fender covering the maximum of the wheel. A classic cap comes here to cap the wheel, whose diameter is 19 inches instead of 16. In order to honor its status as a large-caliber roadster, it is thinking of comfort with a cruise control, the keyless start system, the tire pressure monitoring system and remote locking of suitcases, among others.
The Elite is also distinguished by a series of special parts such as aluminum steps, full LED lighting, saddle with stitching; and to fully enjoy the entertainment offered by the Ride Command, the sound system is here pushed to 200 watts.
Its Black Hills Silver colourway wants to tell a story. It refers to the Black Hills silver mines in South Dakota, near the town of Spearfish – where Indian’s custom paint shop is located..
Almost enough to confuse your gaze of the majestic 1811 cc. Note that this block has benefited from an update since the end of 2017 to gain power. Fifteen extra horses and more than a mkg, that’s tough. 21% increase, to allow the twin to now claim 84 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque (15.3 mkg).
Produced in limited series, the American wants to be desired. With this Chieftain Elite, whether on the engine side or on the look side, what looks; what look !
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1811 CHIEFTAIN Elite 2017
Model marketed in
about 150 km / h
The technical aspect
Indian 1811 CHIEFTAIN Elite 2018
- Tank: 20.8 liters
- Width: 1,022 mm
- Height: 1,529 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,668 mm
- Dry weight: 370 kg
- Weight in running order: 385 kg
- Train before
- Secondary belt drive
- Rear axle
(101 x 113 mm)
at 2,600 rpm